Hassenfeld Library

A great library in the 21stcentury is a physical, programmatic and virtual entity. The Hassenfeld Library is both a place and a portal designed to serve and inspire the entire school community.
In order to support the philosophy, mission and practices of the University School of Nashville, the library provides a welcoming environment for students, teachers, and parents to:
  • Pursue academic and personal interests
  • Engage with diverse ideas and information in a variety of formats
  • Work collaboratively to solve problems for the greater good
  • Develop knowledge and skills necessary for success in the 21st century
  • Cultivate a lifelong love of learning and reading
Resources of the library include
  • People: librarians working with students and faculty, teaching research and information literacy skills, connecting readers to literature
  • Collections: from picture books to reference databases, for all grade and age levels
  • Spaces: geared for classes, group work, and individual study
  • Technology: as a tool for accessing the physical and virtual collection, as well as the wider world of information
The Hassenfeld Library is open every school day from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Library Shelf

List of 2 news stories.

  • Best books of 2022

    When faced with endless titles, making a decision on what to read next can be quite difficult. To help, we’ve rounded up some University School of Nashville faculty and staff favorites read throughout 2022.
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  • Pumpkins disguised as favorite book characters are on display in the Hassenfeld Library during the month of October.

    Last call for book character pumpkins

    We invite students and families to turn pumpkins into book characters in celebration of our love for reading and the changing seasons.

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Library Staff

List of 5 members.

  • Photo of Kate Pritchard

    Kate Pritchard 

    Interim Library Director
    Simmons College - MLS
    Wesleyan University - BA
    Started at USN: 2013
  • Photo of Emily Theobald

    Emily Theobald 

    K-4 Librarian
    Vanderbilt university - BS
    Vanderbilt - MEd
    Started at USN: 2016
  • Photo of Kristin Frank

    Kristin Frank 

    Library Assistant
    Emory University - BA
    Started at USN: 2017
  • Photo of Catherine Lemaire Lozier

    Catherine Lemaire Lozier 

    Library Assistant
    Appalachian Center for Craft at TN Tech University - BFA
    Guilford College - BA
    Started at USN: 2016
  • Photo of Katherine Trammell

    Katherine Trammell 

    Macalester College - BA
    MTSU - MA
    TN College of Applied Technology - Tech. Diploma
    Started at USN: 2021
    USN Class of 1999

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